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Chief II Pharmacist Aseptic Services Manager

Position Summary:

The provision of exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.

The Pharmacy Department strives to safely and efficiently source, acquire, purchase, store, formulate, compound and distribute all drugs and medicines used in Beaumont Hospital to the highest standards, as well as to advise on the safe, effective and rational use of these drugs and medicines, so as to provide exceptional care, in an environment where quality, respect and compassion is at the centre of all we do thus improving the quality of life of patients who come under our care.

The post holder will support the development and delivery of a high quality Aseptics service, reporting to the Chief I Pharmacist, Head of Pharmacy.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The provision of an aseptic compounding service, incorporating some clinical pharmacy service to patients consistent with the mission and ethos of the Pharmacy Department and the hospital.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities;

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive pharmaceutical service including:-

⦁ Working in partnership with the Chief I pharmacist in a manner that promotes safe, rational, and economic running of the unit.

⦁ Managing day-to-day functionality of the pharmacy cytotoxic re-constitution unit and/or some clinical service ensuring that a safe and quality service is provided within given resources

⦁ Managing staff assigned to the unit and to the pharmacy department as appropriate

⦁ Acting as a resource of expertise and education on the pharmaceutical aspects and the clinical applications of oncology/haematology drugs.

⦁ Managing the development and maintenance of SOPs required for aseptic compounding

⦁ Liaison with, with other pharmacists in hospital and community, with members of the pharmaceutical industry.

⦁ Advises on the pharmaceutical service needs of patients and professional staff.

⦁ Participation in the teaching and training (including in-service training) of pharmacy and other staff as may be required

⦁ Participation in Clinical Trials where required

⦁ To promote the safe ,effective and economical use of drugs

⦁ An in-depth knowledge of drug actions and use

⦁ A general knowledge of the pharmacy services in the acute care area.

⦁ Awareness of corporate responsibility.

⦁ Knowledge of the procurement function in the hospital pharmacy setting

⦁ Knowledge of GMP, QC and QA and develop a quality assurance programme and audit procedure for standards and work procedures

⦁ Maintenance and Development of in-house protocols for Pharmacy drug reconstitution, correct storage and safe handling and administration of cytotoxic drugs.

⦁ Participates in all other areas of the Pharmacy, in the provision of services to all service users, as requested.

⦁ The post holder agrees to liaise with the Head of Pharmacy on matters concerning departmental procedures.
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